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Gary realistic after Tonbridge defeat

Greensnet Editor
Mon 04 Apr 2016, 18:09

Gary McCann had no complaints about the defeat against Tonbridge on Saturday. He said, "We had to put out a very young team, and used six teenagers in the 14 used players, against a very strong, well organised and clinical opponent. I think they will be very hard to beat in the playoffs.

"I thought we had done very well to hold them goalless in the first half, but then the manner in which we conceded those three goals in 13 minutes was disappointing. At 3-0 down with 33 minutes to go, I was concerned, but we showed good resilience to keep the score to 3-0.

"Losing Luke Tingey so early made things very difficult for us. Injuries have been the running thread throughout this season and on Saturday, we had a few experienced players that weren’t fit and then we had to reshuffle our team which weakened us in certain areas.

"I was really pleased with the energy that Nyv Bogaire brought to us out wide in the final half-hour. He and Keagan Cole are both 17 and 16 respectively, which gives us great hopes in the future. I am sure we will have a chance to look at some of the other youngsters we have signed out of our under-18s before the season is over."